Alte Mensa in Dresden

Being one of the first student residences in Germany, the Alte Mensa on Mommsenstraße was opened on November 15, 1925. Following several attachments to the building during the 30s, the construction was extended to its present size in the late 50s. From this point on, the rectorate of the TU Dresden could be found within the building complex. The Alte Mensa underwent extensive reconstruction from February 14, 2004 until late December 2006. During this period, the tent-canteens ESSE and KommPott, as well as the container-cafeteria Ent-Spannung took care of the student's and university staff's catering needs. The Alte Mensa was officially reopened on January 15, 2007. Since then it has regained its status of being a central location of student life, as well as representing the main culinary artery in the heart of the campus.

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General information

Address:Mommsenstr. 13, 01069 Dresden

Two complete dishes, one vegan dish, pasta, soup station, salad workshop, cake and dessert buffet, extensive cafeteria assortment

Food servings per day:

approx. 3,000


1,000 seats in 4 dining halls,
100 seats in the cafeteria,
250 outside seats on 3 terraces

History:First opened on November 15, 1925, extended to present size until 1959, under reconstruction from February 2004 until December 2006, reopened on January 15, 2007
Specialty:Logo Meet and Eat

You don't feel like eating alone? Well then, take a seat at our Meet & Eat-table and meet new people!

Opening hours and events Alte Mensa

In the following overview you will find the opening and closing times including current changes.

Alte Mensa - Currently changed opening hours

Prüfungszeit22.07.24 - 16.08.24Cafeteria Zebradiele
08:00-15:00 Uhr

Montag bis Do
10:45-14:45 Uhr
10:45-14:15 Uhr
Vorlesungsfreie Zeit19.08.24 - 27.09.24Cafeteria Zebradiele
08:00-15:00 Uhr

Montag bis Freitag
10:45-14:15 Uhr

Wir wünschen erholsame Ferien!

Alte Mensa - Regular opening hours

Öffnungszeiten Cafeteria ZebradieleMo - Do von 8:00-16:00 Uhr
und Fr von 8:00-15:00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten ServicepunktMo - Fr von 11:30-13:00 Uhr
Mittagstisch im Brat²Mo - Do von 10:45-14:45 Uhr
und Fr von 10:45-14:15 Uhr

The following table lists the current and upcoming campaign weeks of the Alte Mensa.

Alte Mensa - Current and future campaigns

Currently there are no information about campaigns available.

Contact persons for Alte Mensa

The following table lists the contact person for the Alte Mensa in Dresden.
For inquiries, praise or criticism, please use our central contact form.


Rüdiger Albrecht

Tel.: +49 351 253884241


Michael Fromm

Tel.: +49 351 253884231

Map of Alte Mensa